In each instance of the widget on my site, I have an image selected from my media library.
That image has the title & alt fields filled in.
In the widget itself, I have the "Alternate Text:" field filled in.
My title fields in the widget are empty as are the caption fields.
The widgets all have the "Link:" field filled in.
When I load my site and check the source, the links
<a> have title attributes with the alt text of the widgets/images but the images
<img /> within the links
<a> have alt attributes that look like this...
<img alt="" class="attachment-0x0 aligncenter" style="" src="http://www.mysite.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/image.png">
Any idea why my images lack alt attributes but the surrounding links are getting the alt text as titles?