There is a new payment model coming in early 2020.
In its first two years of life, Cuespeak has had fantastic feedback, both from SLTs and from people with aphasia and their families. We are thrilled by this response, and we have a lot of exciting plans for new modules and features over the coming months and years.
Until now, the development of Cuespeak has been funded by a combination of voluntary subscriptions and a grant from Swindon & Wiltshire Health & Life Science Hub. We are immensely grateful for this support, which has enabled us to make the app available free of charge to those who are unable to pay.
98% of users have taken advantage of the option to use the app for free. Unfortunately the ongoing revenue this generates means that we have so far come nowhere near covering our initial production costs, let alone the cost of further development.
We are committed to taking Cuespeak a lot further in terms of its capability as a therapy tool, and to do this we need to make the project sustainable. After much thought and consultation with users, we have made the decision to end free access, and will be introducing a new payment model in early 2020.
We are aware that this could mean that some users on very low budgets will be unable to access the app. We will be looking into ways of helping people in this position to continue to have free access.