DISABLED people say they have been severely restricted from taking jobs in the civil service because of a lack of special facilities. Senior executive officer of the Urban Services Department (USD), Dominic Pak Sau-hong said facilities for the disabled were installed only for public use. Although there were more than 700 disabled staff in the department, Mr Pak said they had to consider ''cost-effectiveness'' when installing the facilities. ''We would not install a ramp just for one wheelchair bound staff member,'' Mr Pak said. He admitted the choice of posting for a disabled staff member was restricted by existing facilities. ''Not all USD offices have facilities for the disabled and we have to find offices with such facilities when posting disabled staff.'' But Lau Hok-keung, a wheelchair bound health inspector who has been working in the Wong Tai Sin office for more than six years said all he needed was a parking space and a ramp and that that basic requirement had not even been met. ''The so called ''ramp'' I am using is not specifically designed for disabled people but it works and I still manage to get to my office,'' Mr Lau said. ''There is no disabled toilet in the building so I cannot close the toilet door as there is not enough space for a wheelchair,'' he said, adding he had no choice but to endure the embarrassment. A spokesman for the Architectural Services Department said all new government office complexes built by the department would install disabled facilities such as toilets for the disabled, ramps and lifts with signs for the blind. And modifications were underway in existing government office complexes. But departments leasing private property would not have such facilities installed, she said.