Chris Nova

Fancy Terms

Chris and Kim start the episode by reminding us of the Evo E10 player class.

Next we talk about our reward points system. It is currently on hiatus. When it returns, it will be magic beans instead of points. Also the beans will expire.

Next we remind listeners about our newsletters and what you might do if you haven’t received any emails in a while from us.

We announce that the audio documentation for the Brailliant BI 20X and 40X are available for download from our Free Downloads Page.

Chris demonstrates the eGeeTouch 4th GEN outdoor Smart Padlock and reasons why he uses it.

Kim demonstrates the new interface for the Fire tablets.

Finally Kim demonstrates TV Listings Plus, an app to see what is on TV. It is very accessible.

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We can Call Jenny

We can’t believe we’ve reached the final podcast of the year. We begin this last annual edition by announcing our January 2021 free event. This one is all about the Evo E10 DAISY media player. We’ve already created a basic demo for this innovative little device, available from the above-linked product page, but this event will go further in depth about its benefits and features, and give you an opportunity to ask questions. The Evo offers a few cool features rarely seen on other DAISY players, and also has great sound-quality for its size. While it has some drawbacks, which are discussed in the basic demo, Chris actually likes it so much that it’s replaced his Book Port Plus as his player of choice. We’d love to have you join us on January 28 for the event. All relevant info will be sent to our Events mailing list.

For those of you who have used the QCast podcast client in the past, we’re pleased to announce that our podcast once again plays perfectly on it. For those who haven’t used QCast, Chris provides a demo of this versatile software for PC and Mac. While this is a paid product, a free trial is available.

Have you ever been in need of an accessible solution to find TV listings? We found one for you at TVTV.us. As long as you know the name of the channel you’re seeking listings for, this website should be able to help you find it. And, of course, since it’s a website, it’s completely cross-platform.

Kim provides a look at the Alexa skill for the RadioTunes.com music service. This site contains 90 channels of curated music in many genres. A free version is available to listen to via the app, but to get the highest music quality and to be able to use the skill, you’ll need a premium subscription. Kim explains other benefits of upgrading to premium, as well.

One thing that has always impressed us about RadioTunes is its accessibility across platforms. It’s available for iOS, Fire OS, and Android, and Kim gives a quick look at the Android app.

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support during this insane year. You can’t imagine how much we appreciate it. Let’s say good-bye to 2020, and welcome in a hopefully far brighter 2021. Talk to you all in the new year!

Dance On One Foot

Chris and Kim discuss the situation of holiday shipping.
They are pleased to announce the Windows 10 tutorial is currently available for purchase.
Chris and Kim sahre what they got each other for Christmas.

Lisa joins us for the anual food edition podcast where she and Kim each share a recipe you may wish to try.

Lisa’s crab cakes:

1 pound crab meat
1 cup breadcrumbs, half for the mix, and half to coat
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 egg
1 and 1 half tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 fourth teaspoon Phillips or other seafood seasoning.
Shape into cakes, and coat with the remaining breadcrumbs. Bake at 400 for 6 minutes per side. If you do not want to use butter or oil, lightly spray the crab cakes with nonstick cooking spray

Super Secret Project

In this episode we start by thanking everyone that was able to join us last Friday for our virtual open house. A good time was had by all.
Next we talk about three new products that are either available such as our Fire Tablet tutorial. We also announce our Windows 10 tutorial that is currently up for pre-order, to be released soon.

Next we take two trips into the Mystic Access Magic Castle.
We talk with Brittany Stovall, she tells us all about the fun products that she offers.
Next we talk to Kesel Wilson from the National Braille Press.
She announces new books, including the book we wrote for NBP: Getting Started with Windows 10. There are other great products from NBP that Kesel shares with us.
We exit the castle
and are joined by Barry Scheur of GuideLights And Gadgets to announce our latest collaboration.

A New Home for Christmas

It’s almost time for Black Friday madness here in Mystic Access Land, and we’re excited to share about everything we’re doing to make your holidays a little brighter. Plus, there are two segments in the castle this time around, so stay tuned for all the fun!

We have multiple specials which will begin on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26, and end at 11:59 on Giving Tuesday (December 1).
Purchase either of our phone sanitizers and get $5 off our reversible micro USB cables.
Save ten percent off most hardware.
Most audio documentation products are buy one, get one half off. The one you’ll get for half price will be the product of equal or lesser value.
Buy a BlindShell phone, get a case for $20.
Buy one each of our sets of high-quality cables (reversible micro, lightning, and USBC), get half off one set. This is nearly $10 off.
$10 off Mifa bluetooth speakers.

We had some lonesome Echo Dots sitting around that we wanted to put back in inventory so they can find new homes for the holidays. Each Dot comes with our comprehensive Alexa tutorial, which includes eight hours of content. Purchase a second generation Dot with tutorial here, or third generation Dot with tutorial here. There are only a few in stock, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Don’t forget that we’re holding an open house on Friday, November 27 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM eastern time. This is a great opportunity to meet others in the community, let your hair down and share some conversation and virtual leftovers with us. Here’s all the info you’ll need to join us:

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Time: Nov 27, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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We announce three new products in today’s episode — well, one is our Windows 10 documentation, which we shared about earlier, but the pre-order for the Windows 10 documentation is now available. Listen to the episode to learn about the other two products. They’ll be available very soon, and Kim will put out a newsletter and a public news article letting you know when.

Before we reach Black Friday, we have our final free virtual event of 2020. For November, we’re discussing the pint-sized kitchen. If you need to conserve space in your cupboards or

Little Pink Gloves

In this episode Chris and Kim make some announcements. They talk about November’s free class andremind us about the virtual open house on November 27th. It will be a good time for all.
For those that weren’t abale to take advantage of the ghost coupon in October, they managed to sneak in another coupon. Listen for details.

Next they discuss some of their favorite products they have received in the past. These items may be good ideas for gifts as most of them are under $100.

Chris really likes his new Keurig and talks about why he had to get a new one.

Thanks so much for being a podcast listener.

A Rising Tide Floats All Boats

Today’s episode features a very interesting castle interview, but we begin with several important announcements.

Our October free event will deal with making sure those many and varied household tasks are accessible to you. There are tons of ways to conduct tasks, and many modifications or tricks one can use to make a task easier. If you’ve been curious about how to make that appliance easier to use, how to perform a task with less stress, or how to save time while doing housework, this class could be very interesting. And if you participate live, bring your own tips to share at the afterparty, if you wish. The event will be held on Thursday, October 29 at 8:30 PM ET. If you’re on our Events mailing list, information will be sent to you early in the week of the event.

Speaking of events, we clarify are policy about recording Q and A sessions for free versus paid events, and also share the important news that we’ll now be using passwords on all future events, in addition to the waiting room feature of Zoom. Please listen carefully for all the details.

We’re happy to announce that our event on the Orbit family of products was a great success. If you couldn’t attend the event, you can now purchase the audio in both DAISY and MP3 by visiting this page. A written transcript will be coming soon, and will be available to all those who have purchased the new product.

Chris may have bought yet another Alexa device on Prime Day. He compares the Echo Show 8 to his original Echo Show device, and shares some reasons you may wish to upgrade yours.

Finally, we enter the Mystic Access magic castle to speak with Jose Gaztambide, CEO, and Mike May, Chief Evangelist at Good Maps. Learn about the innovative work they’re doing, especially in regards to indoor navigation.

Create Your Stash Your Way!

We start out this episode with some timely announcements.

First is a final reminder that our Orbit Reader live event starts on Thursday. We are taking registrations for the event until 5:00 PM ET on October 8, the day of the event.

Thanks to a listener, Chris gives a workaround for those that are downloading audio from our Free Downloads page using iOS devices.

Next we discuss how future free events will work moving forward and how we will be able to get the recordings out in a timely manor.

There is a surprise in this episode that could save you a little money on Mystic Access products, so definitely continue to listen.

Next, Chris demonstrates Linkstash, a powerful stand alone bookmark manager for Windows computers. You can use this manager with one browser or if you make use of multiple web browsers. You can learn more about Linkstash and download a 30 day trial by activating this link.

If you want to get a head start on your holiday shopping, or just want a super gift for yourself, we insert the audio sample of the latest and greatest Bluetooth speaker we’re now carrying. If you own our Sharkk that is sadly no more, this speaker sounds about three times better. It’s truly amazing. Listen to the sample, and check out all the specs / make your purchase here.

Finally, Chris takes us through Steve’s Talking Clock, a talking clock for Windows computers. It brings back memories with some of the add-on clocks Chris has installed. One of the clocks is the voice of Chris’s first talking watch.

Thanks so much for being a podcast listener.