Year: 2017

The Food That Makes You Drool

Welcome to our final podcast before the end of 2017. Please note that Mystic Access closes for the holidays at the end of day Wednesday, December 20, and we reopen again on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Orders for hardware and SD cards will be shipped out to you as quickly as possible during this period, but please know that, like you, we’re celebrating our midwinter holidays, too. Thanks for your understanding. It’s been a pleasure to serve you this year.

In today’s episode, Kim is celebrating a very special occasion… listen to find out more.

Chris begins by discussing his experience installing Windows 10 on a blank solid state drive with Narrator and Cortana. Then he demonstrates his [amazon text=Cook’s Essentials air fryer,&asin=b073bpx152]which he uses all the time, and finds beautifully accessible.

Next, Kim and Lisa put on their aprons to share some yummy, and easy holiday recipes with you.

Kim’s Mom’s Sausage Balls

My mom, Barbara, has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember, and I began helping in the preparations ever since I was big enough to reach a flat surface. 🙂

  • One pound hot sausage
  • three cups Bisquick pancake and baking mix
  • two cups sharp cheddar cheese

Let all ingredients reach room temperature, then combine sausage and cheese… mix well.

Add Bisquick, combine and mix well.

Roll into small (walnut sized) balls and bake at 380 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

May be baked and frozen.

Lisa’s Grandmother’s Cheese Log

  • 2 pk Cream cheese — softened
  • 8 oz  Natural shredded cheddar
  • 1 TB  Chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 TB Finely chopped green onion
  • 2 tsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice

Mix all ingredients thoroughly with your hands or a mixer, and chill.

Roll into two or three logs, then add in finely chopped pecans or walnuts. Wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Microwave Chocolate Fudge

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12-oz bag of semisweet chocolate chips (can also use milk chocolate)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for one minute, then let sit for one minute. Mix well.

To get all your chocolate melted and well-combined, heat again on 30-second intervals, mixing after each one until everything is creamy and well-combined.

Add in vanilla extract, mix again.

Pour into shallow pan and refrigerate until the fudge sets up… this takes a couple of hours. Remove and cut into small squares. Enjoy.

Mystic Access wishes you and yours a wonderful, safe and happy holiday season.

The Mystic Access Express

Climb aboard for this exciting episode of the Mystic access podcast, where, as usual, we have announcements and demos to make your holidays brighter.

Chris is excited to announce that the From Window-Eyes to The Future class that he recently taught will be turning into a product later this week. Stay tuned to the website, or subscribe to our regular newsletter (from any page of the site) for info on the product release.

Speaking of new products, Kim discusses her upcoming product entitled Browse Happy, which explores tips, tricks and methods to support you in browsing the internet with greater ease and efficiency, no matter your screen reader or browser. It won’t be released until February 5, 2018, but is available for pre-order right now. You won’t be charged for the product until the release date.

If you want to get some products at a discount, Kim hints that there may be another sale in our near future. Stay tuned to the site and the newsletter to find out when it begins.

We have three demos for you this time around. Chris begins by showing you his new [amazon text=Christmas train&asin=B01M2YUBCC] that sits in the tree rather than under it. Lisa then helps your house to smell nice for the holidays by showing you her [amazon text=Glade automatic air freshener&asin=B004GCUK8A] and demonstrating how it works. Finally, if you’re traveling this holiday, or just need some extra room and / or a creative way to display your stuff, you may enjoy Kim’s guided tour of her [amazon text=Lay-n-Go bag.&asin=B00B04V3PQ]

Enjoy possibly finding something for your own list to Santa, or a present for someone you love on this episode. We appreciate having you as a listener!

Of Black Friday, Nail Guns And Thanksgiving Food

In this episode Chris announces that the Mystic Access podcast is ten years old this month– Happy Birthday!

Chris enters the Magic Castle and speaks to Denise of Speaktomecatalog.com.
During the visit Chris remembers the Water Symphony he purchased from Denise. Chris dusts it off and records a demo for you to download.

Chris Kim and Lisa share some announcements about upcoming classes as well as the Orbit Reader 20 Tutorial currently on pre-order.

Kim and Lisa return to the Magic Castle where they speak to Jeff Thompson. They have a fun conversation with Jeff.

The Mystic Access team rounds out the podcast talking about Thanksgiving dinner then Lisa shares a fun link about a potato song.
Enjoy and have a safe holiday season.

The Supersized Edition

In this episode Chris starts by announcing the paid class he will be teaching on the 28th-30th of November, From Window-Eyes To The Future. This class will assist Window-Eyes users in the transition to either JAWS or NVDA. This class will run for three days.

Next Chris demonstrates changing the Alexa voice from US english to other english dialects using the [amazon text=All New Second Generation Echo.&asin=B06XCM9LJ4]

Kim talks about Alexa integration using her new [amazon text=Sonos One&asin=B074XLMYY5] and demonstrates her first time setup.

Also somewhere within the podcast Chris Kim and Lisa anounce a coupon code that is good for 10% off of any order at the Mystic Access shop through November 23.

Finally Chris Kim and Lisa enter the Mystic Access Magic Castle where they speak to Kathy Keck from Touched by Fantasy. Kathy creates handpainted, unique,one of a kind, special, gifts as well as Wine and martini glasses with braille messsages on them.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays from us at Mystic Access.

Choose Your Own Adventure

In this episode Chris begins by reminding listeners of the Transitioning from Window-Eyes to JAWS class that will be held this Thursday October 26 at 8:30 PM eastern. To learn more and receive the call-in information, stay tuned to our Free Teleclasses mailing list. If you are not on the list, Click here to view the page.

Next we remind listeners about the October special on the Apple Watch audio tutorial. It is currently on special, saving $5. No codes required.

Next we enter the Mystic Access Magic Castle and have a lovely conversation with Robin Christopherson. We talk everything Amazon Echo as Robin produces a daily podcast called Dot To Dot. We mention such devices as the [amazon text=Echo Dot,&asin=B01DFKC2SO] [amazon text=All New Echo(2nd Generation)&asin=B06XCM9LJ4] and even the [amazon text=Echo Show.&asin=B01J24C0TI] We even briefly mention our Amazon Echo audio tutorial. It is a fun time.

Finally Lisa wraps up the podcast by demonstrating the Recup app for iOS as this is how Robin records his podcast. This is a quick way to record audio and have it sent to the Dropbox service.

Feels like Minus Eighty Degrees

In today’s episode, Chris starts out by announcing our free class for October, Switching from Window-Eyes to JAWS / NVDA. If you’re ready to make the transition but aren’t sure what’s involved, he’ll share some valuable tips and tricks with you in this class. To get more details about the class and find out the date and time, join our free teleclasses discussion list.

Our monthly product special for October is on our Apple Watch audio tutorial. If you want Lisa’s comprehensive support with everything from setting up to configuring your complications, this tutorial can help you.

Speaking of the Apple Watch, Lisa shows us how to use Siri to calculate the price of a tip.

Have you ever wanted a more fun way to check the weather anywhere in the world? Chris shows us how to navigate the Weather Gods app for iOS.

In her newest Accessible Beauty Secrets segment, Kim demonstrates the Calista StyleDryer Custom AirBrush with Five Attachments which she purchased on QVC.

We hope you enjoy today’s episode.

This Room Is Starting To Smell Like Dragon’s Blood

In this episode of the Mystic Access Podcast Lisa begins by talking about the Apple Watch free class she will be holding on September 28, 2017. for more information about our free and paid classes visit the Free Teleclasses page.

Lisa Chris and Kim talk about the Apple Watch tutorial and how Chris is using it to learn how to use the Apple Watch.
Kim then reminds us about the current monthly special on the Victor Reader Stream New Generation audio tutorial that ends at the end of this month. (September 2017.)
Lisa talks about and demonstrates Send To Braille from the American Printing House For The Blind.
Finally Kim demonstrates the Golden Lotus Electric Incense Heater she purchased from Mermade Arts.

Multi Room Music with Alexa and Google Home, Mia fits in somewhere

In this episode Chris, Kim and Lisa send their thoughts and good vibes to those effected by the recent hurricanes.
Next they talk about the free classes and how the waiting list works for the WordPress Your Web Site Your Way Class.

Chris and Kim then discuss and demonstrate the multi room music capabilities for the [amazon text=Amazon Echo,&asin=B00X4WHP5E] [amazon text=Echo Dot,&asin=B01DFKC2SO] and Google Home products.
Kim ends with a demonstration of the Clarisonic Mia Fit Sonic Cleansing System product she purchased from QVC.

Beanbags, a Phone and Mailbox Alerts

In this episode Kim and Lisa remind us about the VarioUltra and Orbit Reader 20 comparison class on the 31st of August 2017. To learn more about the Mystic Access free classes click here. Kim tells us the “web site your way WordPress class is closed but you can join the waiting list by visiting the product page. Joining the waiting list doesn’t guarantee a spot in the next class, it just lets you know when the product is available for purchase.

Chris tells us about his [amazon text=Chill Bag Memory Foam Bean Bag Lounger&asin=B00P21UUA2] and Kim tells us about her beanbag chair.
Lisa talks about the [amazon text=Gusto-3 phone from Samsung.&asin=B005JQQRD4]

Chris finally wraps up by talking about and demonstrating two mailbox alert products. [amazon text=the Mail Chime MAIL-1200 Wireless Mail Alert System&asin=B00103FDDU] and the [amazon text=Lion Defense Wireless Mailbox Alert System&asin=B071F5DJDH] These can assist with preventing theft from your mailbox.