Do you ever feel as if your voice assistants – whether Siri, Alexa, or Google – don’t understand you? You might repeat your question a little slower, a little louder, but eventually you’ll get the information you were asking for read back to you in the pleasing but lifeless tones of your voice-activated assistant.

But what if talking to your home tech weren’t an option? That’s the question facing many of the 3 million people in the United States who stutter, plus the thousands of others who have impaired speech not limited to stuttering, and many are feeling left out.