The chief of the Equal Opportunities Commission yesterday criticised the government for failing to make all polling stations accessible to the disabled a decade after the commission expressed its concern. Speaking at the Legislative Council's panel on constitutional affairs, commission chairman Lam Woon-kwong said only about 80 per cent of polling stations in the city were now accessible to the disabled, compared with 40 per cent 10 years ago. The commission has been expressing its concern over the accessibility problem of some polling stations since April 2000. 'To our great disappointment, the Registration and Electoral Office still could not promise to make polling stations 100 per cent accessible for the coming by-election, although 10 years had lapsed,' said Lam, who was the former director of the Chief Executive's Office. Hubert Law Hin-cheung, principal assistant secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs, said the government would take remedial measures, such as installing portable wheelchair ramps.