National Carers’ Week is all about making caring visible and valued. I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all the people who have been involved in my care, all of my life. Not many people know how difficult caring can be. Unpaid carers face huge challenges and these challenges have […]Read more "National Carers’ Week 2021"
GAAD is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. It’s about access for all to computers, websites, online shopping, gaming, digital products and services. The intention behind GAAD is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion. This is actually the 10th year of GAAD so clearly there is work still to be done. […]Read more "By Gad it’s GAAD!!!"
As you know I have had a flurry of publications recently, so I have updated my publication list below. Where items are available online I have included the links, otherwise they are available in printed form. I hope you enjoy them. ‘Was Sarah Jane Really a Feminist?’, ‘Sarah Jane Smith, Roving Reporter’, Pencil Tip Publishing, […]Read more "Aidan C Matear Publication List May 2021"
I very proud to announce, that the ‘Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter’ book is here. See @penciltippub for details of how to get your copy of this book that highlights and celebrates the life and career, of one of the Doctor’s true friends, Sarah Jane Smith. I am truly delighted, and I feel very honoured […]Read more "Breaking News – ‘Sarah Jane Smith Roving Reporter’ book published!"
It was my privilege to participate in the online Literary Festival @wiganleighcol. A great opportunity to share and discuss our work in the Writer’s Workshop. I really enjoyed listening to everyone’s writing. Thanks for inviting me.Read more "Writer’s Workshop at Wigan and Leigh College"
The government say they are developing a National Strategy for Disabled People. There is an opportunity for people with disabilities to get involved by completing a survey (and also one for carers), if you would like to get your views across. Need to do by 13th February for maximum effect as these responses will inform […]Read more "Speak Up And Get Heard!!!"
I have had some really good support from people over the years, and I will always be very grateful to those people. But it has been far from easy and now that there is a global pandemic things have become more difficult for everyone. People like myself are even further behind the level playing field. […]Read more "Build Back Better for Everyone!"
It’s hard to believe it’s a year since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the UK. And what a year it has been. Everything we thought we knew, everything we took for granted, everything we envisaged, all turned upside down and inside out. Wash your hands, keep your distance, wear a mask. Talk about […]Read more "The Year of The Challenge!"
So we have passed the 300 day mark since lockdown began. It’s a good job I didn’t know in March 2020 that in January 2021, I would still be isolating. “Don’t go out,” they said. “Don’t have any visitors,” they said. “You must shield,” they said. So I didn’t go out, and I didn’t have […]Read more ">300 Days of Lockdown"
I am very pleased to report, that my article on #ProjectBlueBook, ‘Project Blue Book: Science Fiction And History Drama’ has been published in ‘Chromakey: The Magazine of Cult TV, Issue 5’, available from http://www.chromakeymagazine.com. I hope you’ll enjoy submersing yourself into my detailed article on #ProjectBlueBook, which I have loved, and I have been enthralled […]Read more "Project Blue Book has landed!"