The Mystic Place Blog and Podcast was initially founded by Chris Grabowski in November 2007. The podcasts created focused on assistive technology, product accessibility, and taking the intimidation factor out of learning to use your technology.
In April 2013, when Mystic Access was officially founded as a company, the podcast name was changed to reflect the new branding. In the ensuing years, the podcast has grown exponentially (we now receive well over 5000 downloads a month). Co-hosts Kim Loftis and Lisa Salinger also joined the team to add their talents and banter to the mix, and Kim remains a regular podcast co-host today.
In 2016, we entered into a partnership with Humanware to create the thirteen hour BrailleNote Touch audio tutorial that is included with every unit sold.
Our podcast continues to specialize in providing the tools for those who are blind and visually impaired to become empowered to maximize the uses of their access technology. Our goal is to make learning your assistive technology informative and fun, while minimizing your overwhelm and stress. We are totally blind assistive technology users ourselves, and therefore understand the frustrations and hurtles that occasionally need to be surmounted in order to successfully learn your technology.
The passing of time and episode content.
Please note that due to the passing of time, developments in technology, businesses changing or shutting down and other factors beyond the control of Mystic Access, some podcast episodes, or content found within individual episodes, is no longer relevant and / or applicable. We’ve kept these episodes available for archival purposes. After all, it’s fun to see where we’ve been technologically, as well as to discover where we’re going.