Year: 2018

Out With The Old

We welcome you to the podcast and jump right into sharing some timely information. As of the time you hear this, we are unable to guarantee delivery of items before December 25. However, if you like, you may still place orders for later arrival. Our gift certificates are electronically delivered, and make great last-minute gifts.
Our final day of business in 2018 will be Friday December 21. We will return early 2019. We will not be reachable by phone during this time, and will respond to emails and voicemails as we are able.
We still have some bundles which contain our newly updated Echo tutorial and various models of the Echo Dot. Quantities change rapidly, so please check our website for availability.
Lisa talks about a possible pitfall that some may encounter when using two Echo Dots as a stereo pair.
iOS Modules 13-18 will launch in January, 2019, and you can order them now.
Our Sharkk speaker was gone, but it is now back in the water. If you would like to order one, quantities are limited. Please check our website for availability.
Kim is looking to find a home for her gently used, well-loved iPod Touch 6th Generation. You can find it in our Gently Used Electronics Category
Next, we switch into party mode. Lisa shares a recipe for Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Chicken Dip
and Kim shares a binge-worthy 3-minute fudge.
Lisa demos the Uber Eats app. If you would like to get a discount on your first order, you can use the code eats-lisas36932ui . When you do, both you and Lisa will receive a $5 discount.

Connecting The Dots

We kick off the podcast by welcoming listeners and thanking all who attended our open house and November’s free class. Our class on ways to save money with coupon codes and websites will be available from our Free Downloads page sometime in December.

Kim has been hard at work revising the Amazon Echo tutorial, which is currently available for pre-order, and which will be available for download on Friday, December 7.

Speaking of Alexa, Lisa is now the proud owner of two third generation Echo Dots. Listen as Kim compares the second and third generation Dots, and as Lisa does a very nifty trick with her new Dot friends.

We will soon be offering bundles which allow you to receive either a Second or Third generation Echo Dot and our Echo tutorial. Check our site, or subscribe to the Mystic Access newsletter for additional information.

No Turkey Included

This episode turned out to be our food edition, and we have three fun food-related demos to share later in the podcast, so stay tuned.

First, it’s that time of year again… yes, Black Friday is almost here! As usual, we’ll have amazing deals on almost everything we offer at Mystic Access. Most tutorials, one-on-one sessions and hardware will be deeply discounted, ranging from ten to thirty percent off the regular prices. No codes will be necessary. The crazy deals begin Thanksgiving morning at midnight eastern time. That’s Thursday, November 22, 2018 just as the day begins. We’ll be sending further details to our newsletter and events mailing lists, as well as sharing on our News page.

To celebrate another great year with all of you, we’re throwing an after Thanksgiving party on Friday, November 23, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM eastern time. While we can’t offer you leftovers, we can supply answers to your product questions, talk about the cool tech you’re hoping will land in your stocking this year, and otherwise share in cozy conversation with you. Come sit by our virtual fireside and get to know us better. We’d love for you to visit during our open house event.

Here’s all the info you’ll need to join us. Join via iOS, Fire OS, Android, PC / Mac or your touch tone phone:

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Time: Nov 23, 2018 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speaking of saving you money, our free virtual event for November will support you in doing just that. On Thursday, November 29, we’ll be sharing ways we use to get fabulous deals on all those gifts we want to get… I mean, uh, give to those we love. Yeah, that’s it. Please join our Events mailing list for all the joining info. we’d love to have you as part of the event.

How about some coffee to go with those discounts? Kim demos her new [amazon text=Keurig KMini Plus brewer&asin=B07DR89BR6] and tells you why she loves it so much. She also samples some [amazon text=delicious cider&asin=B005K4Q1W2] and tells you about a [amazon text=neat storage option&asin=B007R900WA] she found for her KCups.

Next, Lisa shares about a [amazon text=nifty little pasta gadget&asin=B000YT2XOI] that she recently purchased. She also shares tips on the many ways you may choose to learn how to use those new products with which you’re struggling.

In our final demo, Chris shows you one way to get amazing meals delivered right to your door using Door Dash.

Finally, we have the perfect way to end our food edition… with some exciting breaking news from Mel Scott of Blind Alive.

If you’re celebrating, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for being part of our community!

Accessible world — Stocking Stuffers 2018

On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Mystic Access team appeared on Accessible World’s Stocking Stuffers program. This is an annual program which showcases blindness oriented companies from around the country. If you’re interested in finding some fun or practical presents for your blind or sighted loved ones, or even for yourself, you’ll enjoy this presentation.

Please note that this audio only includes Bob’s welcoming remarks, and our specific portion of this Stocking stuffers program. To download the entire program, please visit this page.

Enjoy, and happy holidays!

The Stork Didn’t Bring You, The Turkey Did!

The team welcomes everyone to the podcast.

We received new Braille Me units at Mystic Access, and are happy to report that they have undergone significant changes from the units we discussed in our May class. This class has been removed from the Free Downloads area, as the information no longer reflects the current status of the Braille Me.

Mystic Access is producing a tutorial on the Braille Me, which will be available for preorder in the near future. In the meantime, if you want to learn more, you can visit National Braille Press, the US reseller of Braille Me.

We have two iOS modules to close out 2018. Editing text and braille screen input are the two remaining topics, and we will have six completely new modules starting in January.

Recently, Chris conducted a class on backing up your important data. You can get this from our Free Downloads page.

We close out this year of free classes with November’s offering. We’ll be discussing coupons and other online solutions to help you save money. Get all the details and news by subscribing to our Announce and News lists from our main page.

We close the podcast with a comparison of the Braille Me and Orbit Reader presented by Lisa at the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind Convention. Just a reminder that while the Braille Me tutorial will be available soon, you can purchase the Orbit Reader 20 Tutorial by visiting our website or giving us a call.


Chris Was A Shoe In To Do It

This episode is filled with timely treats… and hopefully no tricks. Although we hope you enjoyed the spooky beginning. *smile*

Chris and Lisa share about their convention travels… we’ll be sharing a presentation from Lisa’s PCB appearance very soon.

Our free monthly event is Thursday, October 25. Chris will be leading this event, and will share about the many ways to successfully back up your files. If you want to be sure your data is secure and easily accessible to you, you’ll want to attend this event. Please be sure you’re subscribed to our Events mailing list to receive all the joining info.

We remind you that our thirteen plus hour WordPress Course is now available for purchase. We’ve had a lot of questions about the course, and encourage you to red the above-linked product page carefully.

We’re in the midst of offering our final group of iOS modules for 2018. We’ll be offering three in November, but all modules are still available for purchase. Just select those of interest to you, and we’ll make sure you get the recordings.

Plus… we muse on the versatility of GPS, and share how a single conversation can change you’re life’s direction.

We hope you enjoy this episode. Thanks for listening!

I Lugged The Microwave into the Bathroom

The team is back together again with lots of interesting tips and resources to share.

Sweet Success With iOS Modules 7-12 have started, and you can sign up for any or all of them at any time.
If you would like to purchase the previous set of Sweet Success With iOS modules, you can do that as well.

Thanks to those of you who attended our free class on switching from Internet Explorer. For those who either missed it or who want to review the material,
it is coming soon to our Free Downloads page.

We’ve been receiving questions about the usefulness of our Apple Watch Tutorial
now that new hardware and software have arrived. The tutorial will provide you with the foundational concepts and skills you need, so that mastering new
information is just a matter of building on things you already know. If you’d like to hear about all that’s new, Paul Henrichsen did an excellent demo on the topic for Main Menu.

Our highly sought-after WordPress Course is available for preorder! Visit our website to get all the course details.

We also want to remind you about our new tutorial on the Brailliant 14. We are able to offer it to you at no charge thanks to our collaboration with Humanware.
You can find it here.

If you’re ever tempted to send credit card numbers by email, please listen to what we have to say before you press Send.

Finally, Lisa demonstrates the pitfalls and potential of redeeming an iTunes gift card using an iOS device.

Thanks for being a podcast listener.

You will Catch More Flies with Honey

This episode is jam-packed with valuable and timely info. Learn about our free event for October on transitioning from Internet Explorer to a different browser, find out about our soon to be released course on WordPress, and learn about two new services we’re now offering our customers. Visit this post on our News page for more details.

Also, we discuss what happens when accessibility isn’t part of a product’s equation, Lisa shares a demo of her new ID Mate Galaxy, and… you get to enjoy the sounds of fall! Thanks for listening!

The Crazy DAISY Dude

This episode includes an important announcement for Internet Explorer users. We also share about our free September event, which addresses transitioning from Internet Explorer to another browser. NO matter which browser you wish to transition from, however, you’ll find helpful hints and tips galore in this event. We’ll be breaking our own rule and sharing all joining info here on the site, in our newsletter and on our Events list, as well as in the next podcast episode, so stay tuned to this space if you’d like to join us. Of course, a recording will be provided if you can’t attend live.

We remind you about our new iOS modules, now open for registration. We also share two fun demos for your enjoyment. If you’re a word lover like Kim and Lisa, you’ll like Lisa’s demo of Look Up for iOS and the Apple watch. If you’re a Dropbox user, Chris demos a very cool free tool to enhance your experience.

Thanks for listening! We appreciate you spreading the word about what we do. We’re glad to have you as part of our community.

The Power Really Lies in the Size

We’re happy to remind you about our free event for August on file management. Join our Events mailing list for details of our free monthly virtual events, or check out past event recordings on our Free Downloads page.

Did you miss out on attending our first six iOS modules? They’re now available to purchase as a set. Learn foundational concepts to help you become more comfortable and efficient using iOS with these six hours of comprehensive content.

Want even more iOS? Lisa shares about our next group of six modules, which will begin in early October.

This episode features a very exciting premiere, well, actually two! We chat with Andrew Flatres, Braille Products Manager with Humanware, about the new Brailliant BI 14. We also share a fun surprise announcement, too!

Thanks for listening!