Mystic Access Podcast

Mystic Access Podcast

We record podcasts on assistive technology and products and services which we find of interest. We specialize in providing comprehensive tools for people who are blind and visually impaired to become empowered to maximize the use of their access technology while having fun doing it.


February 20, 2024 56 mins
We begin this episode by updating you on Kim's progress with her iPhone 14 Pro. Learn how she feels about it after several weeks of constant use, the surprising features she now enjoys, and whether she misses anything about her old iPhone SE. Find out her tricks for conquering Face ID and the home and app switcher gestures. We expand the discussion to talk about the Actions button on the iPhone 15 Pro Max and Chris's thoughts. We'...
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We begin by thanking those of you who have purchased our newest product since its release. We think this information on how to protect yourself from scams is so important, and we're so happy you're enjoying learning more about this subject. To learn more about this audio documentation please visit this page. Have you ever browsed Ebay for your assistive technology needs? How'd that work out for you? We share a cautionary tale of a...
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January 23, 2024
We're excited to begin this episode by announcing that our first product of the year has been released! Staying Safe from Scams is a three and a half hour overview of the scams you may encounter, tactics scammers use to fool you, and how to prevent yourself from being scammed. We cover email, snail mail, website, phone, text, and romance scams. You'll also learn about web tools and other strategies to help keep you safe. This docum...
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January 9, 2024 29 mins
In this episode, we discuss Kim's first empressions of Face ID and having a phone without a home button. We also discuss Uber and Lyft and why we prefer one over the other at this current time.
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December 26, 2023 65 mins
Welcome to our final podcast of 2023. How is that even possible? We begin by sharing about Kim's Christmas present from Chris; the Soundcore Frames Bluetooth glasses by Anker. We discuss pairing and connecting, and Kim plays some music and shares how to use the touch controls. You also get to hear the phone call quality when using the glasses. Activate this link to purchase a pair of Soundcore Frames for yourself or someone you l...
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December 12, 2023 50 mins
Looking for that last-minute stocking stuffer or perfect present? In this episode we're making our list and checking it twice. No, we aren't necessarily Santa's helpers, but we discuss several items we've purchased during the past year that we think may make great gifts for your friends, family members, or maybe even for you! Products range from software and electronics to things that can make your holidays the coziest ever. The fu...
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November 28, 2023 46 mins
Welcome to the 300th episode of the Mystic Access podcast! Wow! We begin by delving into a little of the podcast's history, Kim's involvement, and how excited we are to have hit this very cool milestone. We also thank everyone who attended our day-after-Thanksgiving open house! It was awesome, as always. If you missed this one, we'll be doing it again next year, as well as another open house sometime in late July, 2024. The Major...
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November 14, 2023
Welcome to our annual food edition! Our friend and former co-host Lisa Salinger joins us to share in all things delicious. Get ready for fun, laughter, and easy recipes to love both during the holiday season and throughout the year. All recipes can be found below. First, though, a couple quick event-related announcements. Our phone comparison event is being made available as a download rather than a live event. Registrations were ...
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October 31, 2023 27 mins
Happy Halloween, everyone. To finish off the spooky season, we reminisce about favorite costumes from our pasts, fond Halloween memories, and Halloween mishaps. We bet this segment brings back fun memories for you, too. If you enjoyed our discussion of the Kapsys smart Vision 3 phone last week, don't forget we're having a free event comparing multiple accessible cell phone options. It's on November 16, and you must register to att...
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October 17, 2023 53 mins
In today's episode we begin by sharing our spooky finds for the Halloween season, including coffee mugs and animated friends. All our new goodies are from Target's Hide and Eek Boutique Collection. Have you done or purchased anything for enjoying spooky season? We also demo the Smart Vision 3 cell phone from Kapsys. How does it differ from other popular cell phones with speech? What cool features does it offer? While you'll hear a...
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October 3, 2023 37 mins
In this episode we share about our trip to the Apple store. While we went there to help out a family member, we ended up coming home with goodies for ourselves, too. We talk about our impressions of the experience, the items we purchased, and Kim shares some vocal thoughts on Watch OS 10. Speaking of Apple watch, we have a sad and sudden announcement about our Apple Watch audio tutorial. Stay tuned for more news on that topic in t...
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September 19, 2023 51 mins
We have two demos in this episode that we hope will be useful and fun for you. First, Chris explains why he bought a pair of Bluetooth glasses and demos how they work with both the Stellar Trek from HumanWare and his iPhone 14 Pro. We show how they sound by a busy street, on a phone call, and more. To check out the WGP Smart Audio Glasses with Anti-Blue Light and Open Ear Speakers with Bluetooth Connectivity, please visit our Amazo...
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September 5, 2023 48 mins
This action-packed episode begins with some updates. Chris shares an exciting announcement about AB Commander, a really cool file manager/explorer replacement that we discussed in our last episode. Kim also shares that the course-buying site she talked about last time, Udemy, regularly holds big sales where you can learn about topics of interest at amazing prices. So if you're interested, stay tuned to their app or site. We devote...
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August 22, 2023 47 mins
What can you learn from this podcast episode? Well, quite a lot, actually. Chris introduces you to three handy pieces of software; a file manager, a file encrypting utility, and a neat folder manager that can also temporarily make your files disappear from prying eyes. Activate this link to visit the Winability site to learn more, enjoy free trials, and purchase licenses. You may be hearing more about this company from us soon, bec...
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In this bonus episode Chris, Kim, and Mathieu from HumanWare hold a webinar on the newly released Stream 3 audio tutorial. We also take listener questions. This webinar was held on August 10, 2023.
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August 8, 2023 32 mins
We begin this episode by sharing some exciting news about our Stream 3 audio documentation. It will be released on Thursday, August 10. You'll be able to download it at either (and then go to the Stream 3 page), or in the HumanWare category. You may download in DAISY and/or MP3. The documentation is twelve and a half hours in duration. We're also holding a webinar about the new audio...
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July 25, 2023 46 mins
In this episode we announce why the previous episode was late in more details. Next we demonstrate the Expedia app on iOS. We then discuss the Accessible power bank from AT Guys. Finally we take a look at the menus for all app. Thanks so much for being a podcast listener.
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July 13, 2023 48 mins
In this episode we first discuss why the podcast is a little late this time. Next we discuss our new Roku TV and it's accessibility. Finally we talk about the Qardio products. Thanks for being a podcast listener and enjoy the episode.
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June 27, 2023 44 mins
In this episode Kim and Chris first talk about an update to the Stream 3 tutorial. Next we talk about convention sales at Mystic Acces with two updates. We spend most of the episode in the castle speaking with Kesel Wilson of National Braille Press about their summer pics.
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June 13, 2023 43 mins
In this episode of the podcast we start with our free event that is being held on Thursday June 15. The event is how to stay safe from scammers. Activate this link For more information and register. Next we demonstrate the Call Annie app for iOS. We then open and learn about the CONBOLA Portable Tower Fan, Bladeless Desk 16 Inch 10000mAh Battery Operated Rechargeable Fan Oscillating Standing Fan with 3 Speeds TimerLED Light, Sm...
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