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Most of the time you can call your IT Department and have them exclude you from the 'blocked' list (and I highly suggest that you do this first!), but there may be times where you just need to quickly get to the site and get the information. It's really easy, and it kind of shows that blocking websites might be a lesson in futility. The key is using translator sites, such as Bing Translator or Google Translate as a proxy. Here's the simple instructions. If you want more information, you can view this Reddit thread, provided that IT hasn't blocked Reddit.
- Open translator: (I've found Bing to be a bit easier, but both work.)
- Enter the Blocked URL in the translate box
- Click on the Translate button
- Voilà, the translator is feeding the page through and is bypassing your web blocker.
Here's a good video that walks through the process. Again, this isn't 100% perfect, but I've found it to be pretty helpful when I was in a bind and needed to get to a blocked website… strictly for research purposes, of course.