use ODBC to connect to MS Access databases: Wiki
. Reading from the .mdb itself can be done (via "read from file" ...), but the file structure is rather sophisticated. And if the Access coder is worth its salt, the data you're looking for aren't in it, anyways ;-)
Richard, don't think so. MS Access is a crucial part of MS' "enterprise ecosystem" (as front end to MS SQL), and this is where the money is made. It's even not included in the basic MS Office versions, you have to buy it separately.
Livecode programming until the cat hits the fan ...