Mark DeMontis, working in Disability Policy over the past few years, is an emerging voice and visionary advancing accessibility for fans with disabilities in sports and entertainment. With over 15 years of lived and professional experience as a blind athlete, advocate and speaker, he is best known as a trailblazer in the Parasport of Blind Hockey. DeMontis continues to help brands and businesses remove barriers for consumers with disabilities and speaks on the benefits of embedding disability within diversity and inclusion efforts.
DeMontis currently resides in Toronto where he continues to contribute to the sport of hockey and has recently even started working with the National Hockey League to support their digital accessibility journey. Among many prestigious accolades in, DeMontis was graciously awarded the honor of being the torchbearer in the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games, and again in the 2015 Toronto PANAM Games. DeMontis is also a recipient of the 2005 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award.